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Zero tolerance to encroachment: Ahmed

Assam Border Minister Siddeque Ahmed on Tuesday made it plain and simple that Dispur will never tolerate any encroachment on its land by any neighbouring states. During his visit to Lakhimpur on Tuesday, he directed the district authorities to evict all encroachments.

He said that the government has decided to set up nine border outposts in the district along the 158 km border with Arunachal Pradesh. The minister held a meeting with Lakhimpur deputy commissioner, superintendent of police and other senior officials of the district to discuss the recent alleged encroachments by people of Arunachal Pradesh on Assam's land and constructions there later dismantled.

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